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Donna Hatch, Oxbow High's first-year girls lacrosse coach, chats with her assistant and husband, Herb Hatch, on the sidelines before Wednesday's opener against visiting Stowe. The Olympians lost, 10-4. Valley News - Tris Wykes

New Oxbow Coach Gets Assist From Spouse

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Donna Hatch never saw herself as a high school sports coach, but there she was Wednesday, not only leading the Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse team, but coming in contact with her boisterous assistant during a disagreement on the sidelines. “Coach, do we have enough on defense?” bellowed her husband, Herb Hatch. “Put Mikayla on the field!” …

A Life: Barbara Wilder Anderson Tullar, 1929 — 2014; ‘She Committed Her Life to Her Family and Friends’

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Barbara Tullar, the matriarch of an award-winning dairy family, lived a life of hard work, kindness and humility. She took part in all aspects of her family’s modern dairy farm, including — but not limited to — driving tractors, feeding calves and managing the books. From her farmhouse kitchen, Tullar prepared …

Upper Valley Marathon Runners Defiant, Determined in Return to Boston

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rain or shine, cold or heat, wind or calm, Tim Downes expects to spend a little more time than usual on Monday morning looking around the Hopkinton, Mass., green at tens of thousands of fellow runners, maybe greeting more of them than he normally would. And after “a bear” of a winter forging …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Oxbow Is Barre-Bound: Olympians Oust Richford

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Almost immediately after the girls basketball game Saturday at Oxbow High, a small table was placed under one basket and the Olympians faithful began lining up in celebration. For sale were tickets to Thursday’s Vermont …

Thetford Faces Contested Races

Friday, February 21, 2014

Thetford’s annual Town and School Meetings will take place Saturday, March 1, starting at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium of Thetford Elementary School. On Tuesday, March 4, voters will choose town and school officers and decide on the …

Panthers Use Balance In First-Round Rout

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Thetford — During its 72-46 win over Stowe in the first round of the VPA Division III playoffs on Tuesday night, the Thetford Academy girls basketball team showed again that it’s the most balanced team in the Upper …

Jyoti Hansa

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Thetford Center, Vt. — Jyoti Hansa, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mentor, teacher, shaman, and yoga teacher extraordinaire died in the early evening in Lebanon, N.H. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, after reassurance from one of her beloved students that Lady, her dog, would be well cared for upon her …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

Letter: Tar Sands: An Environmental Tragedy

Saturday, February 15, 2014

To the Editor: There are many environmental reasons to oppose the Keystone XL oil pipeline. However, regardless of those reasons, trace the route of the oil from the United States back up to the Canadian border, over to Alberta, then on up to the Athabasca River region. There …

Letter: Fluoridation Would Be a Step Back

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

To the Editor: I am distressed to hear that there is a move to add fluoride to the Hartford drinking water. In my opinion, fluoridation would be a step backward. There is plenty of evidence that fluoridation causes more harm than good, possibly causing tooth mottling, decay and …

Local Roundup: Second Quarter Key for Thetford Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thetford — All the pieces clicked together in the second quarter for the host Thetford boys basketball team. Down by four after the first quarter, the Panthers erupted for 23 points in the second en route to beating …

Duane “Joe” P. Cook, Sr.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — Duane “Joe” P. Cook, Sr., 82, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his home. Joe was born on Sept. 22, 1931, in Fayston, Vt. and was the son of Herbert and Vaun (Pierce) Cook. He attended Thetford schools and remained a resident of the …